We recently had a family day out to LEGOLAND Windsor and we had such a great day. It’s the second time we’ve been and I still can’t believe we haven’t seen it all yet! Still, it’s a good excuse to return again at some point, isn’t it?
We live about an hour and a half away, so not too bad considering. We went on a Sunday on what had to be one of the hottest days weather wise.
I’m actually a bit of a wimp when it comes to theme park rides but I have to say there are quite a few rides at LEGOLAND that I actually don’t mind going on. For that reason as a family, we actually get to go on things all together – rather than Steve and the kids queuing for rides whilst I sit and people watch (which I actually really love doing too Haha)
Once you get into the park the views from the top looking out over Windsor are just spectacular! It’s also the flight path for planes going into and out of Heathrow (another passion of mine is to sit and watch them all whilst the others are on rides. I’m a bit of a plane geek!)
The rides we managed to ride the day we went were:
- Sky Rider – You sit in little cars 20 feet about the ground and get a great view of miniland. It’s a great little ride.
- Raft Racers – I really liked this ride. Up to two riders sit in little dingy boats and fly along up to 35mph along the water slide – be prepared to get wet – Caiden and I didn’t but Steve got a rather wet behind. It’s fun trying to race each other to the bottom.
- Coastguard HQ – Take control of your own little boat and try and steer your way around without bumping into obstacles.
- Fairytale Brook – This is perfect little ride in Duplo Valley. We had a nice little trip around the fairyland Lego figures and it was nice to actually sit down for a bit and take the weight off our feet.
- Vikings’ River Splash – Steve, Lauren and Caiden went on this – I wasn’t too keen. I had fun watching them though from the various viewing platforms.
- Atlantas Submarine Voyage – I absolutely loved this. We were seated in little submarines and we took a voyage ‘underwater’ (not literally, the bottom of the submarine was submerged) and we got to see lots of underwater sea life. The submarine had a narrator and there were interactive buttons on board the ship too.
- Fire Academy – this is hilarious – you all have to work together as a team to try and beat the other three fire engines and teams. You have to race towards the burning building, put the ‘fire’ out and race back to the beginning. It’s actually quite hard work and you get an upper arm workout on this ride. Great fun though.
Although it doesn’t look like we got on many rides the park was really very busy so some of the rides we had to queue for a little while. In between rides we stopped and had a little picnic, had some much-needed ice-creams and cold drinks and had a walk round miniland – Miniland is probably one of my favorite parts of LEGOLAND. I could spend ages walking around looking at the different countries and reading up all the interesting information dotted around. It’s even animated in some areas too with little motorised cars, lorries, trains, mountain lifts and little moving lego figures.
The last time we visited Legoland Caiden really wanted to get his Legoland Licence but we just ran out of time. This time, however, we made sure we did the ride. He absolutely loved it and still is very proud of his license.
We didn’t get to stop and watch any shows this time so that’s something to do the next time. We did, however, spot a few characters around the park, some lego figures and before we left to find the car in the car-park Caiden stopped to build some Lego.
We had a lovely family day and we definitely want to return again at some point soon.